Thursday, October 29, 2015

Position Announcement: Lecturer, Museum Studies (Museums and Collections), Australian National University

Classification: Academic Level B
Salary package: $91,541 - $104,254 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: 5 years fixed term

We are looking for an outstanding and highly motivated interdisciplinary scholar who is looking to explore new and cutting-edge research directions in museum studies and who would be willing to take a leadership role in our Museums and Collections program. The successful applicant's expertise would be in the broadly defined field of Museum Studies, but they would likely have a disciplinary background in History, Sociology, Anthropology, or a cognate interdisciplinary area such as Cultural Studies or Heritage Studies. Preference may be given to a person with research interests that bridge theoretical and applied museological fields of expertise and who can demonstrate an interest in the development of Museum Studies as an academic area of critical enquiry. An established publication record or the potential to develop a strong research profile is necessary.

Key responsibilities of the position would be to design and deliver a broad Museum Studies curriculum (museum history, theory, practice, research methods) at postgraduate and undergraduate levels and that ensures students gain a comprehensive and critical understanding of the theories, history, techniques, and problems common to museums. The successful applicant would also be expected to coordinate postgraduate internships, and develop and consolidate links (for research and teaching collaborations) with museums and collections in Australia or internationally. The ability to teach online or distance programs would be advantageous.

Position overview
The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest single College of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research, and 46 are members of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia, or both We also host 13 Australian Research Council Future Fellows and two ARC Laureates. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 100 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.
The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 
ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information
In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.
Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
Contact: Associate Professor Kylie Message,
P: +61 2 6125 4421   Email:
Contact: Professor Laurajane Smith 
Phone: +61 2 6125 8162   Email:   

Applications close: 17 Nov 2015 11:55:00 PM Aus. Eastern Standard Time

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